Fringed GentianArtist(s)Jeannette KluteObject Creation Date1950 - 1954Medium & Supportdye transfer print on paperDimensions
12 1/8 in x 8 1/2 in (30.8 cm x 21.59 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)Subject matter
This color photograph of a fringed gentian is an original dye transfer print by the artist. Klute was a pioneer of color photography and helped develop the Eastman Kodak Dye Transfer process. She left detailed notes on the conditions under which each photograph in the portfolio was taken. This particular image was taken on September 27 with an Auto Graflex (4 x 5) on Ektachrome film.
This image was one of 50 reproductions included in the 1954 publication of the portfolio Woodland Portraits
These photographs were taken over a three to four year period in Rockport and Cape Ann, Massachusetts, and Bristol, New York. The series was taken without any manipulation and minimal environmental impact, with natural light and depth of field being the primary subjects of the portfolio. Klute draws attention to often overlooked subjects, focusing in on a single plant or animal and abstracting its surroundings.Physical Description
This is a photograph of a stem of a branched plant with three light-blue flowers in bloom against a dark background. The image has a very shallow depth of field.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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available light photography
depth of field
flowers (plant components)
woodlands (plant communities)